2019 YP WEEK

SEPTEMBER 23RD-27TH

YP Week is a series of carefully curated speakers, discussion panels, workshops and networking opportunities that celebrate the talent, insight and energy of young professionals in Lincoln, Nebraska, while also exploring the intersection between culture and city. 

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September 23
11:30 - 1 p.m.
Rococo Theatre | 140 N 13th St.
Cost: $15 | Lunch is provided
Register, here
Parking suggested at the Republic Parking Garage
 

We're excited to kick off YP Week 2019 with Ben Nemtin! Ben is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of What Do You Want to Do Before You Die? and a star of the MTV show The Buried Life. As the co-founder of The Buried Life movement, Ben’s message of radical possibility has been featured on The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, FOX, and NBC News. In 2019, Ben was named in the World’s Top 30 Organizational Culture Professionals by Global Gurus.

It all stems from a battle Ben had with depression over a decade ago. In an attempt to feel more alive, he created the world’s greatest bucket list with his three best friends. They borrowed a rickety old RV and crisscrossed North America, achieving the unthinkable. And most importantly, every time they accomplished a dream, they helped a complete stranger cross something off their bucket list. From playing basketball with President Obama to having a beer with Prince Harry, from reuniting a father and son after seventeen years to surprising a young girl with a much-needed bionic arm—Ben’s bucket list quest has inspired millions to realize their true potential.

It’s never too late to start your list- what do you want to do before you die?


Uncovering Our Buried Life
September 24
7:30 - 9 a.m.
Bryan College of Health Sciences |1535 S 52nd St, Room 200
Free to Attend | Register, here


We will be taking the message from our keynote, Ben Nemtin, and sharing local resources to help you uncover your buried life and thrive! Join us for networking at 7:30, with the program starting at 8 a.m.


We Didn't Start the Fire
September 24
11:30 - 1 p.m.
Fire Station #12 |4405 S 84th St
Free to Attend | Lunch is Provided | Register, here


Be one of the first to walk inside Fire Station #12! We will hear from Mayor Gaylor Baird and then tour the brand new fire station with an on-duty firefighter, learn what a typical day at the station looks like, and what equipment is used during various emergencies!


FLY Story: Jenni Bruning Brown
September 24
5 - 6:30 p.m.
FLY A Fitness Revolution | 201 N 13th St.
Free to Attend |  Register, here

Join us for YPG's newest My Story with FLY Fitness, founder Jenni Bruning Brown. Bruning Brown, a former sports psychologist for the University of Nebraska Athletic Department, has a unique attitude about health and fitness. With a Ph.D. in counseling psychology and specialization in health from Stanford University, Bruning Brown’s vision for wellness focuses on the physical components as well as the mental components that make up a healthy lifestyle, including positivity and authenticity. Learn how she has created a community inspiring people to be awesome! Are you ready to feel FLY?


Let's Hear It for the Bees
September 25
7:30 - 9 a.m.
The Cornhusker Marriott | 333 S 13th St.
Free to Attend |  Register, here


We will hear all about the bees living on the roof of the Cornhusker Marriott, what species saving efforts are being made in Lincoln and why we can thank honey bees for one in three bites of the food we eat everyday. Join us for networking at 7:30, with the program starting at 8 a.m.


Non-profit Board Matching
September 25
11:30 - 1 p.m.
Barnyard | 151 N 8th St., Basement
Free to Attend | Lunch is provided | Register, here


Want to give back to the community and serve on a nonprofit board but don't know how to get started? Join us for an educational panel on how to match your skills and passions to local nonprofits boards. Also, meet and interview with local nonprofit organizations looking for new board members! This event is a great way to find a new board position and get your first appointment while meeting lots of people from great organizations.


Don't Make Pour Decisions!
September 25
5:30 - 8 p.m.
Talon Room |230 N 12st St.
Cost: $30 | Wine and Dinner Included | Register, here


Learn to appreciate the rich history of one of the five most ancient crops that humankind has cultivated, grapes! We will learn a quick overview of viticulture, the ancient history of wine and grapes, the basics of ordering wine at a restaurant or your next business dinner, and after you learn what to order we will teach you what to pair it with! You can be confident you will leave this class as a savvy wine consumer! Admission will include 10 wine tastings from around the world and food pairings. Networking at 5:30, program at 6.


Hakuna Frittata: Brunch with No Worries
September 26
7:30 - 9 a.m.
Great Plains Culinary Institute | 8800 O St.
Free to Attend | Limited Spots Available | Register, here


Tour the Great Plains Culinary Institute and join us for a cooking class on your favorite meal of the day, brunch. Don’t lie we know you burnt the toast this morning, but here is your first step in rockin' that quiche. Join us for networking at 7:30, with the program starting at 8 a.m.


Toasting With the Stars
September 26
6:30 - 8 p.m.
Cactus Modern Mexican & Cantina | 5500 S 56 St., Ste 1
Cost: $30 | Drinks and Pairings Included | Register, here


Join us for a night out toasting to the stars! We will sample four celebrity favorite libations and enjoy tasty treats to go along with each! In queso you were thinking the guac was extra, this is nacho event!


Breakfast of Champions
September 27
7:30 - 9 a.m.
Lincoln Chamber of Commerce| 1128 Lincoln Mall, Ste 100
Free to Attend | Breakfast Provided | Register, here


Want to become a champion for the Lincoln community? Join us for breakfast and learn more about YP Champions - a fulfilling personal and professional development program for the community’s emerging leaders. Current Champions are also welcome. Join us for networking at 7:30, with the program starting at 8 a.m.


STEM: Super Power of the Future
September 27
11:30 - 1 p.m.
Career Academy | 8800 O St.
Free to Attend | Register, here


Lincoln is a nationally recognized STEM Ecosystem community. We will explore what that really means for the future. Founding Director of the Global Impact STEM Academy in Ohio, Josh Jennings, as well as local STEM experts will on fill us in what Lincoln is doing to better connect K-12 education with the businesses in our community and why that is important.